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Clinical microbiology and vaccines

Section edited by Igor Mokrousov and Raffaele Zarrilli

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of clinical microbiology, including virology, epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, vaccines and immune responses.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) is an emerging zoonotic pathogen that can cause acute renal failure, especially in children. Clinical microbiology laboratories may fail to detect STEC and other diarrhoeic E....

    Authors: John Bosco Kalule, Karen H. Keddy and Mark P. Nicol

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:55

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    Identification and characterization of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) with reduced susceptibility to β-lactam antibiotics due to mutations in penicillin binding protein 3 (PBP3) is a clinical challeng...

    Authors: John Thegerström, Erika Matuschek, Yu-Ching Su, Kristian Riesbeck and Fredrik Resman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:48

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistant Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) have limited treatment options, rendered diseases untreatable and made hospitals to be reservoirs of the resistant strains. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Serawit Deyno, Sintayehu Fekadu and Sisay Seyfe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:43

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    Carbapenemases-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are a worldwide public health emergency. In Mexico, reports of CPE are limited, particularly in the pediatric population. Here, we describe the clinical, epide...

    Authors: Alejandra Aquino-Andrade, Jocelin Merida-Vieyra, Eduardo Arias de la Garza, Patricia Arzate-Barbosa and Agustín De Colsa Ranero

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:38

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  5. Content type: Research article

    During the past decades, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) has been increasingly recognized as an important human pathogen. Osteoarticular infections is one of the predominant disease manif...

    Authors: Oddvar Oppegaard, Haima Mylvaganam, Steinar Skrede and Bård Reiakvam Kittang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:17

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Two-thirds of the world’s population is thought to be infected by Helicobacter pylori. Although most people infected with H. pylori are asymptomatic, this pathogen is associated with several gastric pathologies i...

    Authors: Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chariya Chomvarin, Banchob Sripa, Wises Namwat and Kiatichai Faksri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:10

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKp) causes severe community acquired infections, predominantly in Asia. Though initially isolated from liver abscesses, they are now prevalent among invasive infections such as bact...

    Authors: Chaitra Shankar, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Laura Eve Buchnan Nabarro, Raji Ravi, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi and Priscilla Rupali

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Blastocystis sp. is a unicellular eukaryote that is commonly found in the human intestine. Its ability to cause disease is debated and a subject for ongoing research. In this study, fa...

    Authors: Joakim Forsell, Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Martin Angelin, Anders Johansson, Birgitta Evengård and Margareta Granlund

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:231

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a phenomenon which is on the increase around the world, particularly with the emergence of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and vancomycin-resistant enterococci strains. The...

    Authors: Lucie Bardet, Stéphanie Le Page, Thongpan Leangapichart and Jean-Marc Rolain

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:220

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) remains the main causative viral pathogen of porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD) of great economic importance in pig industry globally. This...

    Authors: Kayode Olayinka Afolabi, Benson Chuks Iweriebor, Larry Chikwelu Obi and Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:212

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Dysbiosis of gut microbiota are commonly reported in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and may contribute to behavioral impairment. Vitamin A (VA) plays a role in regulation of gut microbiota. This study was perf...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Xiao Liu, Xue-Qin Xiong, Ting Yang, Ting Cui, Na-Li Hou, Xi Lai, Shu Liu, Min Guo, Xiao-Hua Liang, Qian Cheng, Jie Chen and Ting-Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:204

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  12. Content type: Methodology Article

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common diagnoses in girls and women, and to a lesser extent in boys and men younger than 50 years. Escherichia coli, followed by Klebsiella spp. and Proteus spp., ...

    Authors: Milena Lussu, Tania Camboni, Cristina Piras, Corrado Serra, Francesco Del Carratore, Julian Griffin, Luigi Atzori and Aldo Manzin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:201

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  13. Content type: Methodology Article

    Outbreaks of Kingella kingae infection are an emerging public health concern among daycare attendees carrying epidemic clones in the oropharynx. However, genotyping of such epidemic clones from affected cases is ...

    Authors: Nawal El Houmami, Janek Bzdrenga, Jean-Christophe Pons, Philippe Minodier, Guillaume André Durand, Anis Oubraham, Dimitri Ceroni, Pablo Yagupsky, Didier Raoult, Philippe Bidet and Pierre-Edouard Fournier

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:200

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Citrobacter strains are opportunistic pathogens often responsible for serious enteric as well as extra-intestinal diseases, and therefore the O-antigenic scheme, still in use in diagno...

    Authors: Ewa Katzenellenbogen, Magdalena Staniszewska, Nina A. Kocharova, Małgorzata Mieszała, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Sabina Górska, Yuriy A. Knirel and Andrzej Gamian

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:169

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2017 17:173

  15. Content type: Research article

    Cationic antibacterial peptides (CAPs) and synthetic molecules mimicking the amphiphilic structure of CAPs, such as ceragenins, are promising compounds for the development of new antimicrobials.

    Authors: Bonita Durnaś, Ewelina Piktel, Marzena Wątek, Tomasz Wollny, Stanisław Góźdź, Jolanta Smok-Kalwat, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Paul B. Savage and Robert Bucki

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:167

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The ecological plaque hypothesis explains caries development as the result of the enrichment of acid tolerant bacteria in dental biofilms in response to prolonged periods of low pH. Acid production by an acid ...

    Authors: A Senneby, JR Davies, G Svensäter and J Neilands

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:165

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  17. Content type: Methodology Article

    Alphaviruses are arthropod borne RNA viruses of medical importance. Geographical expansion of mosquitoes of the Aedes genus in the past decades has been associated with major Alphavirus-associated outbreaks. Clim...

    Authors: Claude Giry, Bénédicte Roquebert, Ghislaine Li-Pat-Yuen, Philippe Gasque and Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:164

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  18. Content type: Research article

    MALDI-TOF MS is an analytical method that has recently become integral in the identification of microorganisms in clinical laboratories. It relies on databases that majorly employ pattern recognition or finger...

    Authors: Ali Kassim, Valentin Pflüger, Zul Premji, Claudia Daubenberger and Gunturu Revathi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:128

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